COLUMBIA -- The Army's largest training installation is losing 80 civilian jobs by September as part of an Army-wide drawdown.

According to The State, the 80 job cuts at Fort Jackson are part of a reduction that marks the end of major war in Iraq and troop reductions in Afghanistan.

Department of Defense officials said they plan to cut 8,700 positions nationwide.

Officials said they will try to cut the permanent positions by transferring personnel or through early retirement.

An Army spokesman said 12 permanent jobs are also expected to be eliminated at the U.S. Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek.